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One-rope bridge

Postby 616kayak » Fri Jul 21, 2006 11:20 am

Where does the one-rope bridge fit under the sg2s?

A one-rope bridge is made of one rope tied tightly between two trees. It is used to cross rivers. Harness may be worn and clipped onto the rope.

Would we be allowed to use this to cross over a river, or would it be restricted to over flat land?

I have found nothing in the sg2s about the one-rope bridge.
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Postby FrankJ » Fri Jul 21, 2006 3:11 pm

Over 6 ft off the ground I would treat as a cope or climbing activity. Crossing water you would have to follow climb on safely & safe swim. As a minimum I would think a harness & helment would be required. Think of it as as a cross between a zip line & a monkey bridge.
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Water safety

Postby riverwalk » Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:18 pm

And before I try and look it up too, consider this around water. Make sure any helmets are water ones, designed to allow water to flow through (holes). Other type helmets could pose the risk of becoming a "sea anchor".
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Safety

Postby riverwalk » Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:29 pm

Okay, here are some guidelines for this question. The G2SS ON 43-44, and companion book "Health and Safety Guide" pg35, repeat each other. This is a glimpse only: use the Pioneering MB pamphlet, and Safe Swim Defense. There are also limitations on the bridge.
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Postby 616kayak » Fri Jul 21, 2006 8:34 pm

Are Swiss seats acceptable for harnesses?
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